Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci.  2019 Feb;17(1):125-129. 10.9758/cpn.2019.17.1.125.

A Functional Domain Based Approach in Neurocognitive Rehabilitation with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: A Case Report

  • 1Translational Psychiatry Laboratory, Neurobiology Research Centre & Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India.


Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a novel brain stimulation technique which has kindled hope in alleviating motor, language as well as cognitive deficits in neuronal injury. Current case report describes application of tDCS in two phases using two different protocols in a patient with hypoxic injury. In the first phase anodal stimulation of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex improved the language fluency. Subsequently, after 6 months second phase application of anodal stimulation over posterior parietal region targeted arithmetic and working memory deficits. Individualising the treatment protocols of brain stimulation, based on the lesion and the functional deficits, for neuro-rehabilitation is emphasised.


Transcranial direct current stimulation; Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy; Acalculia; Language fluency; Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex; Posterior parietal cortex
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